Resources for You

DBT skills

Aguirre, B. & Galen, G. (2013). Mindfulness for borderline personality disorder: relieve your suffering using the core skill of Dialectical Behavior therapy. New Harbinger Publications. CA

Hoekstra, R. (2013). The Emotional Extremist’s Guide to Handling Cartoon Elephants: How to Solve Elephantine Emotional Problems Without Getting Run Over, Chased, Flattened. Hoekstra

Linehan, M.M. (2015) DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets 2nd Edition . The Guilford Press, N.Y.

Spradlin, S. (2003). Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Put You in Control. Oakland: New Harbinger

Van Dijk, S. (2011). Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills for Helping You Manage Mood. Oakland. New Harbinger Publications




Books for those experiencing BPD

Chapman, A. L., & Gratz, K. L. (2007). The borderline personality disorder survival guide: Everything you need to know about living with BPD. New Harbinger Publications

Chapman, A. L., & Gratz, K. L. (2013). Borderline Personality Disorder: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed. New Harbinger Publications

Kreisman, Jerold; and Straus, Hal. (2004). Sometimes I Act Crazy: Living with Borderline Personality Disorder.  New York: Wiley

Kreisman, Jerold; and Straus, Hal. (2010). I Hate You – Don’t Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality. New York: Wiley


Personal Stories

S.R. Blauner, S.R. (2003). How I stayed alive when my brain was trying to kill me: one person’s guide to suicide prevention. William Morrow Paperbacks

Johnson, M.L. (2010). Girl in need of a tourniquet: memoir of a borderline personality. Seal Press, California

Pershall, S. (2012). Loud in the House of Myself: Memoir of a Strange Girl. WW Norton & Company

Reiland, Rachel. (2004). Get Me Out of Here : My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder.  Hazelden City Center, Minn: Hazelden

Van Gelder, K. (2010). The Buddha & The  Borderline: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism & Online Dating. Oakland: New Harbinger